ATHENS – For the first time in seven years, Georgia has a first-team All-SEC men’s basketball player.
Sophomore forward Trey Thompkins received the honor Tuesday by unanimous vote of the league’s coaches, becoming the Bulldogs’ first All-SEC first-teamer since Jarvis Hayes in 2003.
Thompkins hasn’t said whether he’ll return for his junior season next year or possibly enter the NBA draft, but teammate Albert Jackson said he thinks Thompkins will return and make a run at the SEC’s Player of the Year Award.
“Oh, yeah, definitely, I think he’s going to be back next year,” Jackson said. “I can’t say because I’m not him, but definitely he enjoys college. He’s enjoying it up here at Georgia, and I think he’s really excited to keep developing. He’s not satisfied with just coming to Georgia and playing; he wants to achieve a lot of things. And I think until he